Report: Pete Doherty Engaged to Model – Not Kate Moss

10/03/2007 at 03:00 PM EDT

Report: Pete Doherty Engaged to Model – Not Kate Moss
Doherty and Lazareanu
Humphrey Nemar/Express UK/ZUMA
Pete Doherty may be best known for his hot-and-cold-running relationship with Kate Moss, but that's not who the Babyshambles frontman will be marrying.

Instead, it will be Irina Lazareanu, the singer-model is informing those who inquire about the engagement ring on her hand, reports Wednesday's Women's Wear Daily.

"I very recently got engaged," the Romania-born, Canada-reared Lazareanu, 25, is quoted by the fashion-industry trade paper as saying at Tuesday's fashion shows in Paris. No wedding date has been set, the paper adds.

Lazareanu and Doherty have reportedly known each other for 10 years and have long been linked through his band – she was a backup singer – as well as with fellow musician (and friend) Sean Lennon.

A rep for Lazareanu's agency would not confirm or deny the engagement. But a friend who was with her backstage Tuesday told PEOPLE, "She had a huge rock on her finger and when I asked her about it, she said she was engaged."

In March 2007, the U.K.'s Vogue.com reported that it was Moss herself who first discovered Lazareanu, and used her when Moss, now 33, was guest-editing French Vogue in 2005.

"Kate thinks she's got a very unique, rock-chick look," Vogue.com quotes a source as saying. "Her porcelain skin, her big eyes under her thick '60s fringe – it was a look Kate was impressed with."

The two are friends and Moss even made Lazareanu the face of her Top Shop collection.

Meanwhile, when he's not making music, Doherty, 28, has been known to run afoul of the law. In August, he checked into rehab after battling drug addiction for years.

In July, he admitted in court to possessing quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine, as well as to two driving infractions.


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